Charitable funds

Million Granted to date

Million 2017 Grants

Million 2017 assets


Our vision is to build a healthy and vital community through the power of philanthropy.



The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is the primary source for philanthropic resources and education for donors and nonprofit organizations in Northwest Colorado. We promote thoughtful, individualized charitable giving and create endowments that have meaningful impact in the Yampa Valley.


In all that we do, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation operates with the highest integrity. We are the gold standard in client services and a trusted resource to the community. Our work is impeccable, impactful and transparent to those we serve.


We connect people who care with causes that matter. By leveraging our resources, expertise, and our relationships with donors and fund holders we work to achieve shared prosperity and equity in the Yampa Valley.


Healthy communities rely on quality nonprofit organizations, and quality nonprofits rely on sustainable funding. We are proud to support our local nonprofit ecosystem through our annual Community Grant Cycle, which recognizes and rewards nonprofit programs that are creating meaningful change in our communities.

Open Door

Every day we meet with partners, new and longstanding to pass on our passion to build a better Yampa Valley. If you have a passion, we can help you find the best way to pass it on.


22 AugMineral Springs Tour

Mineral Springs Tour

Mineral Springs Tour Weekly, Wed. June 27, 2018 – Wed. Aug. 29, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Art Depot, 1001 13th Street WALKING TOUR Let Yampatika take you on a leisurely walk around Steamboat’s natural mineral springs and discover the history behind them. Find out about the curative properties of the springs and why...
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14 AugAndrew Bird

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird Tue. Aug. 14, 2018 8:00 PM Strings Music Pavillion, 900 Strings Road PRESENTED BY STRINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird’s music has undergone stylistic shifts while remaining true to his intellect and creative perspectives. His curiosity and respect for varied musical traditions have helped him to seamlessly transition from jazz and swing...
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14 AugToken Tuesday

Token Tuesday

Token Tuesday Weekly, Tue. Aug. 7, 2018 – Tue. Aug. 28, 2018 3:30 PM – 10:00 PM Mountain Tap Brewery, 910 Yampa Street Each month Mountain Tap Brewery selects four local nonprofit organizations to support. On Token Tuesday, each guest receives a wooden nickel token for every craft beer they purchase. Before leaving Mountain Tap...
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14 AugOlympic Heritage Tour

Olympic Heritage Tour

Olympic Heritage Tour Weekly, Tue. June 26, 2018 – Tue. Aug. 28, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Howelsen Hill Lodge, 845 Howelsen Parkway GUIDED OLYMPIC HERITAGE TOUR Presented by Tread of Pioneers Museum This easy guided tour explores Steamboat’s Olympic heritage; the multiple talents of Carl Howelsen; and the history of the Steamboat Springs...
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15 AugThe Joe Show

The Joe Show

The Joe Show Wed. Aug. 15, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave Watch a documentary film presented by the library and screening at the Chief Theater, in honor of the upcoming performance of local playwright Jorge Avila’s new play, Maricopa: An American Border Tale. Lights. Camera. Power: Sheriff...
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16 AugMusic on the Green

Music on the Green

Music on the Green Weekly, Thu. June 28, 2018 – Thu. Aug. 16, 2018 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Yampa River Botanic Park, 1000 Pamela Lane PRESENTED BY STRINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL Settle on a soft blanket among the flowers of the Yampa River Botanic Park as the weekly free Strings Music Festival event livens...
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